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The efficiency of five different cryopreservation protocols (our original controlled-rate and noncontrolled-rate protocols) was evaluated on the basis of the recovery after thawing of very primitive pluripotent hemopoietic stem cells (MRA(CFU-GM), pluripotent progenitors (CFU-Sd12) and committed granulocyte-monocyte progenitors (CFU-GM) in mouse bone(More)
This report presents our experience with cytaphereses performed in treatment of 476 patients. Leukapheresis was used in management of 68 patients with hyperleukocytosis leukostasis (WBC > or = 150 x 10(9)L(-1)). Average decrease in cell count after treatment was 73.3%. Plateletapheresis for 32 patients (platelets > or = 1500 x 10(9)L(-1)) was applied in(More)
BACKGROUND Experimental and first clinical studies suggest that the transplantation of bone marrow derived, or circulating blood progenitor cells, may beneficially affect postinfarction remodelling processes after acute myocardial infarction. AIM This pilot trial reports investigation of safety and feasibility of autologous bone marrow-derived progenitor(More)
Angiogenesis in solid tumors is important for tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis. However, angiogenesis plays also an important role in hematological malignancies. We have analyzed the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the leukemic blast cells and microvessel density (MVD) in the bone marrow biopsy samples of the patients with(More)
Treatment of blood products by riboflavin and ultraviolet (UV) light prevents of white blood cell (WBC) replication and inactivates of pathogens. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of the inactivation by riboflavin and UV light upon plasma clinical performance, based on effect on the pretransfusion international normalized ratio (INR). A(More)
The initial use of immunosuppressive therapy (IST) in severe aplastic anemia (sAA) or reapplication of IST-centered methods following disease relapse is successful only in well-selected patients. The potential treatment by autologous stem cell (SC) transplant in sAA is still an innovative/pioneering therapeutic approach. To our best knowledge, this is the(More)
The aim of this study was to compare (a) two different umbilical cord blood (UCB) collection methods while the placenta is still in the uterus (in utero), and (b) to evaluate the efficacy of four cryopreservation protocols based on UCB haematopoiestic stem cell (HSC) recovery. We analysed UCB samples collected with our original collection system designed(More)
CELL INJURIES DURING FREEZING AND THAWING: The aim of various cryopreservation procedures is to minimize cell injuries during the freeze-thaw cycle (cryoinjuries). Generally, the cell damage during freezing and thawing procedures may be the results of: (a) extensive cellular dehydration (solution effect) and/or (b) intracellular ice(More)
Cryopreservation of platelets is of great interest, since it could extend the shelf life of therapeutic platelet concentrates and facilitate stockpiling and inventory control in blood banking. Despite the use of many cryopreservation procedures the optimal cryopreservation procedure is not defined yet. We have compared the cryopreservation of human(More)